The Road Through Romans: His Earthly Life

100_5427We are spending our second day on verse three of Romans chapter one. If you missed any of our previous discussions concerning this word by word study through Romans you can find them on THE ROAD THROUGH ROMANS PAGE.

Before we go on today I also want to reference my friend Ben Nelson’s blog series on the KINGDOM OF HEAVEN.   The things that he is writing tie in to some of the discussions we are having here and add interesting counterpoint to my thoughts.

Verse 3 of Romans 1 reads,

“regarding his Son, who as to his earthly life[a] was a descendant of David,”

It’s interesting to contemplate that Jesus’ earthly life is only one very small part of the Son of God’s experience. It’s His earthly life that we tend to emphasize because that is the part of His existence which most directly impacts us. His arrival on earth, his life and teachings, his death and his resurrection were seismic shifts for the human race.

I do sometimes wonder though, out of all the things Jesus has done throughout the course of eternity: creating eternity, creating time, creating the Earth, coming to Earth as a man to die on the cross and rise from the dead,  ascending back to Heaven to rule and reign at the right hand of the Father, which does Jesus place first in His memory?

Does He value the memory of the cross before all else or is that something He tries to push out of His mind? Would He rather remember the glory of creation or the glory of the resurrection?

Maybe it is silly but I do wonder if maybe Jesus’ perspective might not be a little different from ours simply because it happened to Him and not to us.

What do you think?


5 thoughts on “The Road Through Romans: His Earthly Life

  1. Let us keep looking to Jesus. Our faith comes from Him and He is the One Who makes it perfect. He did not give up when He had to suffer shame and die on a cross. He knew of the joy that would be His later. Now He is sitting at the right side of God. (Hebrews 12:2) I think Jesus is all about loving his Father and obeying him, so Jesus would have the joy of a redeemed Bride. He still bears the scars on his body from the nails and the spear piercing his side. Also Jesus sits on the right hand of the Father and intercedes for us. We live in Jesus and are with him. Love, light and life are what he exudes and is. His scars speak loudly of his eternal love for us. The blood of Jesus cleanses us from all sin. The same resurrection power that raised Jesus from the dead, resides in us. It is all one glorious package–all Jesus! 🙂

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